Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease - antenatal

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


G4P3 at 22 weeks gestation. Routine ultrasound.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years

Both kidneys are enlarged, echogenic with loss of the corticomedullary differentiation, and preserved reniform shape, containing numerous tiny cysts with associated oligohydramnios. The urinary bladder was not visualized, which may indicate a lethal form of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. 


Case Discussion

Ultrasound features of an autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) with oligohydramnios.

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